Ross Mihalko is a writer, director, improviser and lyricist living in Pasadena, California. He writes for film, television, comic books & live musical theater.
Ross' works for the stage have been both published and performed across the United States, Off Broadway and on Martha’s Vineyard. He has written over 20 plays and 60 songs for children, and most recently created a dance/theater piece based on his illustrated picture book “The Caterpillar's Wings”.
Ross has also written and co-written 6 feature films, a religious/science-fiction TV pilot and an animated musical Christmas special. He happily writes for both children and adults, his work ranging from horror/noir zombie detective stories to animated features that re-imagine fairy tales such as “Goldilocks and The Three Bears”. Ross has recently escaped the East Coast with his family, relocating to the Los Angeles area, where he continues developing his career in television and film.
You can contact him at Ross.Mihalko@Gmail.com.
Television by Kate Hackett (Comedy) Writer, Producer When college student Alice receives a bad grade on an essay, she partners with her friend Andrew to film a documentary about living her life according to classic literature.
Birds of Paradise
Video by Gustavo Giannini (Animation) Writer Jack is just an ordinary sparrow who wishes he could be more exotic and vibrant like so many of his friends. So when a coincidental accident involving colorful paint changes the way he looks, Jack is thrilled about his new appearance. But little does he know that his new look will soon lead him down a path of mistaken identity, adventure and danger. Aurora is a beautiful yellow canary that has been locked up her whole life. When she manages to escape from the mean network tycoon that has kept her caged up, she has trouble readjusting to this life of newfound freedom. When Jack and Aurora fortuitously meet, they will need to rely on each other, as well as their wacky friends (Larry the pigeon, Pete, the humming bird and Claire, the bat) as their case of mistaken identity leads them on a thrilling adventure. And along the way, Aurora and Jack will learn that it's not who you are on the outside, but who you are on the inside that matters. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC
Healthy Heroes: Brain Fries
Film (short) by Geoff Thompson (Animation, Action, Adventure and Family) Writer, Miscellaneous Crew Healthy Heroes is a series of animated short films created to encourage children to develop healthier lifestyles. The shorts follow the adventures of the Healthy Heroes (twins Tag and Techa and Tia, each with special skills) and the hapless Ralphie, who is constantly falling prey to various nefarious villains, including Media, King Clown and Coach Potato. From their hi-tech tree house, they respond to calls to save Ralphie from the grip of the latest unhealthy habit In Brain Fries, Ralphie has been captured under the spell of King Clown whose sinister, unhealthy food has tricked Ralphie's brain so he can't stop eating. Only the Healthy Heroes have the power to reverse King Clown's spell to get Ralphie back on a healthy track. Written by Anonymous
Film by Melanie Simka (Animation, Adventure, Comedy and Sport) Writer When the Frog King announces that the winner of the Froglympics will marry his daughter, Princess Froglegs, she runs away, and begins training as a commoner. She is determined to win both the games and her freedom. Meanwhile, the villainous snake Serpent has ideas of his own: to ruin the Froglympics and take over the kingdom. With a little luck - and a little help from their friend, the trusty Sidekick - Freddy and Princess Froglegs must save Frog Kingdom from the wicked clutches of Serpent. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC.
The Little Penguin Pororo's Racing Adventure
Film by Young Kyun Park (Animation) Writer Curious little penguin Pororo and his friends accidentally cause an airplane to make an emergency landing in their home of Pororo Village. On the airplane are some turtles being shipped to Northpia to deliver ice sleds, or racing ice cars. Nevertheless, Pororo and his friends believe that the turtles are racers, and the turtles end up giving the gang at Pororo Village some lessons and passing on the championship spirit. In the end, Pororo and his friends follow the turtles to Northpia to participate in the race. Upon arriving at icily beautiful Northpia's race, Pororo and his friends wind up unlikely front-runners, ahead of the polar bears, and make it to the finals. However, a more complicated course awaits Pororo and his friends- as does their strongest adversary yet. Written by CJ Entertainment
Film (short) by Kristen Gorlitz (Comedy) Writer
Film by Olga Lopato (Animation, Adventure and Comedy) Writer A few weeks before a big airshow competition one young aircraft fighter gets his acceptance letter to take part in this prestigious competition. Determined to be the next champion, Ace ventures out to find and train with Colonel, a legendary retired aircraft fighter. As training begins Colonel sets a very disciplined schedule teaching Ace new aircraft tricks and speed tactics. As training continues, lurking in the wings of the flight training camp, Cyclone sets up an evil plan, using Windy as bait, to distract Ace and make sure that he will be the next airshow champion. On the day of the big competition, Ace and Cyclone compete against each other leaving only one brave aircraft fighter, not only the champion, but a hero. Written by LIonsgate
Film (short) by Ross Mihalko (Drama) Director, Producer
An Ounce of Mother
Film (short) by Ross Mihalko (Comedy) Writer, Director, Producer, Actor, Cinematographer An Ounce of Mother follows the misadventures of two estranged siblings dealing with the loss of their mother.
Film (short) by Ross Mihalko (Thriller) Writer, Director